Monday, 2 May 2016

Loft Conversion Upate!

So it's been a little while between this update and my last I know and I apologise about that. It's been quite go go go as I'm sure you can imagine and we've all been ill at the same time too - I have found it hard to want to film a little video sounding so rough, but I now have and I've took some photos too! 

So the biggest change of all is that we now have a working en suite! We decided to get the whole room tiled as we felt it looked more modern and we love love love the modern look! We're really pleased with the bathroom, it's come out exactly as we wanted it to! But obviously we still need to add our own little touches to it, like a mirrored cabinet, perhaps a frame and things like that. 

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Me and Mine | April 2016

This month I decided on a little game of 'who could reach up high and touch the twig?' whilst the 10 second timer on the camera was going off. We managed to get us and both of our boys in front of the camera with all of our faces visible and we even ended up with Charlie our cat in our photograph too - he'd followed us to the park yet again, so that was a bit of a result. Now I just need to come up with a plan on how to get our other two cats in the picture with us and we'll have a proper, true family picture!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The B word: Balance!

I'm certainly no expert when it comes to parenting (who is?), but I think it might well be able about balance. Well that's how I'm trying to see it anyway. 

I think parenting and guilt seem to come hand in hand. A lot of us beat ourselves up about the things that we haven't done that day, but we rarely focus on what we have actually achieved. And whilst putting a wash on might not seem like much of an achievement - it sort of is when you have little people to take care of all day. It's one more thing that can be ticked off of 'the list'. It's one more thing no longer hanging over us. 

I think a lot of us probably tend to focus on the 'what haven't we done today' rather than the 'what have we'. I know I do, I've even thought about writing down a list of things I've achieved or done in the day before, as I'm too quick to be hard on myself up and tell myself that I haven't achieved anything during my day looking after my boys.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

A Little boy and His Planes

My little boys airplane obsession all started last year following a day out at an airshow with Grandparents. As typical English weather goes it rained most of the day, but that didn't deter my little boy who watched the entire show with sheer excitement in his eyes. And it was in this moment that his first passion was born - airplanes. 

His Grandpop picked him up a little die cast red arrow from that airshow, at the time I wasn't sure about him having a metal 'toy' but he was in love and there was no-one alive who was going to take it from him and he has carried that little red airplane around with him pretty much ever since. It goes most places with him - in the bath, to the shops, even to bed. 

Friday, 22 April 2016

Social Anxiety and Having No Mummy-Friends

I'm used to writing from the heart, but somehow this seems like a particularly hard post to write. I don't really know how to start it, so maybe I'll just go ahead, get to the point and say it ..  I think I can sometimes feel a little lonely. 

'Lonely' maybe isn't the right word as I have Adam - the person who I've grown up with and have been with for nearly half of my life. He's truly my best friend - the best, most kindest friend I could ever have wished for. And then I have Ethan and Logan - my two little boys who since being born have made me feel more alive and more content than ever before. I also have Adam's family who I'm really close to and who I feel extremely lucky to have. I also have my own family, I don't see them as much as I like and I'd love to be closer to my Mum, but they are always there and they always have my back if I'm ever in trouble.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

My Thoughts on Baby Classes & Groups

Back when Ethan (nearly three) was just a baby, the thought of going to a baby class or baby group was one that filled my mind with anxiety. 

I've spent a lot of my life shying away from groups, preferring to keep a smaller amount of company. It's no secret that I'm an introvert, social situations can sometimes leave me feeling a little drained. I like to get to know someone and small talk is never really my thing. So going to a baby group where I knew I'd encounter these sorts of situations felt almost a little overwhelming. 

But that was then, that was before I learnt the benefits that those sorts of groups and classes had to offer not only to my baby, but to me too. 

Monday, 18 April 2016

How We Celebrated Ethan's Third Birthday

Honestly for me, there's no magic quite like the magic of celebrating a birthday with your baby. 

I'd been so excited for Ethan's third birthday - far more excited than I've ever actually been for any of my own previous birthdays. I think it was because I knew he would understand it all this year and because I knew how excited he'd be for all of his little surprises. There really isn't much better in the world than seeing your child happy and that's what birthdays are all about aren't they? 
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